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12 Bar Rhythm 'n Shoes - Series Two, Episode One

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1980

From a lost era of light entertainment comes this episode of an early 80s song and dance series, whose ensemble included Suzanne Lee, Richard Eriwata, Vicky Haughton and a pre-Shortland Street Maggie Harper. The cast pay tribute to the Harlem songs of Fats Waller and George Gershwin, while special guest Kim Hegan provides a sitar performance. The final segment takes songs including 'I'm a Woman', 'Bare Necessities' and 'Putting on the Ritz', and somewhat improbably blends them into an all new "mini-musical" featuring Tarzan, Jane and a Hollywood producer. 

When we first decided to do it, we simply did not have the talent. But, with a tremendous amount of work, the talent has now emerged. Dancers who had never sung in their lives are now warbling in the manner born. Singers are hoofing it with the best of them. And everyone’s acting.
– Producer Graeme Hodgson in The Listener, 28 June 1980

Key Cast & Crew

Suzanne Lee

Performer

Vicky Haughton

Performer

Maggie Harper

Performer

Darien Takle

Performer

Graeme Hodgson

Producer

Alan Trussell-Cullen

Writer

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Acknowledgements

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website.

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